FITSUNY Korea leads the future of higher education
Spring2019 Admitted Student DaySUNY Koreaㅣ2019-01-31 16:13
January 26, 2019 – Newly admitted students and their parents got the star treatment in January as they walked the red carpet from the lobby of SUNY Korea’s Academic Building C to a lecture hall to attend Spring 2019’s “Admitted Student Day.” Students were invited to the campus to celebrate their admittance into the university and to get a preview of American university culture.
Approximately 200 students and their parents attended the event, of which 81 were prospective students. In the morning, the students gathered for an introductory speech and Q&A session led by ChoonHo Kim, President of SUNY Korea. This was followed by a mock university lecture given by Dr. Andrew Schenck, General Manager of English Programs at SUNY Korea, aimed at giving the students an experience of the American university classroom. Members of the Student Council also attended the event to share SUNY Korea’s culture of diversity and acceptance.
After lunch, Professor Hae-Mi Yang, director of KT, gave a talk on mobile communications strategies and work ethics in the global era, which was followed by a Q&A session. Finally Jong-Soo Kim, Vice-President of SUNY Korea, presented each student with their official acceptance letters to SUNY Korea.
“Although it was a short program that only lasted a day, I think it was effective in introducing the diverse and dynamic campus environment of an American university in the areas of academic curriculum, campus life and culture, and communication methods,” commented Dong-Yeop Yeon, the Admissions Officer who planned the event. “I hope it presented a good alternative for Korean students who have been exposed to a somewhat unilateral academic atmosphere for a long time” he added.
“Admitted Student Day” assists students in making an informed choice on attending SUNY Korea based on first-hand information and experience.
Editor: Jihye Jung / Leanne Patterson-Shin
Translated by Eun Jin Cho